Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Siddiqui in 2017
Born (1974-05-19) 19 May 1974 (age 49)[1]
Alma materNational School of Drama, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya[2]
Years active1999–present
Anjana Kishor Pandey
(m. 2009; div. 2020)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 19 May 1974) is an Indian actor in Hindi movies.[1][3] He graduated from the National School of Drama. Siddiqui's feature film debut was alongside director Prashant Bhargava in Patang (2012),[4] and his performance was appreciated by cinema critic Roger Ebert. He also gained international recognition for his work with director Anurag Kashyap in Black Friday (2007), the Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), duology and Raman Raghav 2.0.

Siddiqui acted in The Lunchbox (2013), Manto (2018),[5] and Raman Raghav 2.0.[6] He is the only actor in the world to have 8 movies officially selected and screened at the Cannes Film Festival.[7]

The actor continues to take time out from his work to farm in his native Uttar Pradesh.[8] He has starred in two Emmy-nominated series, Sacred Games (2019)[9] and the British McMafia.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Siddiqui, Nawazuddin (24 August 2015). Guftagoo with Nawazuddin Siddiqui (in Hindi). India: Rajya Sabha TV. Event occurs at 2:15. Archived from the original on 2021-10-30.
  2. Bari, Nishat (15 September 2012). "Rural Rockstars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui carved his own space in Bollywood through his unique roles". India Today. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  3. PTI (24 April 2017) Watch: Nawazuddin Siddiqui Explains That He Isn't Just A Muslim, But A Bit of All Religions HuffPost. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  4. Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (25 August 2012). "Patang' soars high". The Hindu.
  5. "Manto director Nandita Das honoured at Asia Pacific Screen Awards; Nawazuddin Siddiqui named Best Actor- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  6. "Fancine Awards" (in European Spanish). Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  7. "Nawazuddin Siddiqui honoured with Golden Dragon Award for excellence in cinema". The National Herald. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  8. "Nawazuddin Siddiqui seen farming while on family vacation in UP". Hindustan Times. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  9. "GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018: Nawazuddin Siddiqui wins Actor of the Year, Saif Ali Khan is style legend". The Indian Express. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2019.